Police: Manchester Man Used Needle at Lakehurst Diner, Resisted Arrest

Lakehurst police officers charged 21-year-old after Wednesday incident

A Manchester man faces drug-related charges after a witness allegedly saw him using a hypodermic needle in the Lakehurst Diner parking lot Wednesday.

Officers Iain James and Joseph DePasquale were called to the Lakehurst Diner on a report of a man using a hypodermic needle near a vehicle. When the officers arrived, the man, 21-year-old Kenneth Funk of Manchester, was leaving the Route 70 parking lot on foot, Heinzman said. 

Police found "numerous" pieces of drug paraphernalia at the scene, Heinzman said. 

When the officers told Funk he was being arrested, the man allegedly "became uncooperative with the officers and attempted to resist arrest," Heinzman said. 

Funk was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and resisting arrest, Heinzman said.

Funk was processed at police department headquarters and taken to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River where he is being held on $2,500 bail, no 10 percent option, according to the sergeant. 

DePasquale and James were assisted by Sgt. Brian Baranyay, Heinzman said.

Wolfman December 08, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Good Marge then maybe you should post his bail...and when you do tell them Large Marge sent ya!!!!! I think this was a good job by Lakehurst Police crimes like this dont always happen in police presence its up to the Officer/s to conduct an investigation and determine weather or not to charge obviously what ever evidence was assertained obviously the judge felt enough to issue bail based on probable cause.
free kenny December 09, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee keeennnnnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyy !
BruceWayne December 09, 2012 at 08:54 AM
I agree with wolfman, if it was infact insulin like your claiming it could possibly be, wouldnt it be in a prescription container?
free kenny December 09, 2012 at 05:28 PM
This state need a reform in the way they handle drug users once they are arrested, heroin is a epidemic that is destroying the youth of this state.
VoiceofReason January 11, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Usually diabetics wear a bracelet. OR would explain to the police that it was insulin. and I'm almost POSITIVE that a police officer knows the difference between DRUGS and MEDICINE especially if someone is high. idoits.


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